Abortion Support Silenced

Diane Horvath-Cosper, an OB/GYN at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging that she's been barred from speaking publicly about abortion as an essential women's health procedure.

The doctor’s complaint cites a 1973 federal law shielding health care workers from discrimination because of their views on abortion. It alleges she was barred from talking to the media about her views on abortion rights under the guise of increased security after the November 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

"She has a deep moral conviction that as a doctor she has a moral duty and obligation to speak about this as a medical procedure and to take every action she can to destigmatize this," said her attorney Debra Katz. "By doctors speaking out, it does in fact do that."


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